2 Microphones Recording Overhead Set-Up *Microphone Placement for Kick Drum. This barebones example will be a Cardioid Condenser mic that will only hear sounds from the drums on-axis from below the mic. This month we’re adding a second microphone. The distance between the mic and the drumset was our focus. We now have to come up with a way to mic it for recording. This uses one microphone in the kick drum and one condensor overhead mic. Room sound should be sufficient for the live audio. While this can be time consuming, there are many tried and true techniques to get the best recording or live sound out of your set. There are 2 main methods to miking drums. Drum Miking 101, Part 2: Two-Microphone Setups John Emerich. The first mic configuration we’ll look at is the ‘Kick and Overhead’ setup. Miking a drum kit with a cajon - 2 or 3 mics? Last month we began this series by exploring three different ways to record a drumset with a single microphone. Drum miking or micing drums, whatever you prefer, is largely spending time experimenting with different microphones and varying their distance and placement from the drums. Ask Question Asked 8 years, 8 months ago. For this guide, we’ll cover two different microphone setups. Simple recording for live broadcast, crowd mics, compression configuration, etc. The Kick and Overhead method for Recording Drums with 2 Mics. Recording Drums With Two Mics. Use the 1 Overhead Mic Recording Set-Up then add another microphone, a Bass drum mic. 2. ... which gives us three drum mics. Microphone Placement – how to mic a drum kit with 2 mics.